Ulrich Bäumer is a partner in the digital business and technology group of Osborne Clarke in Cologne. He advises the clients of the firm mainly in the areas information technology and (offshore) outsourcing and complex licensing issues (inter alia ERP, XaaS, Cloud, etc) in addition to all other IT related matters.

He drafts and negotiates complex international IT projects (especially outsourcing and licensing), contracts, and assists the technology clients of the firm in M&A transactions. He also advises in all other aspects of technology, data protection and licensing law. Ulrich has successfully worked on and finalised 400 + global IT projects in the last 22 years.

  • German business newspaper Handelsblatt sees him as the lawyer of the year (June/2020)
  • WHO’s WHO Legal also recognizes Ulrich as one the leading tech lawyers in Germany (2020)
  • Finally Best Lawyers also recognize Ulrich as the lawyer of the year in tech lawyers (2020)
  • Chambers & Partners and the India Business Law Journal rank him as one of the leading Corporate M&A lawyers in Germany with regard to India.

Ulrich is a guest lecturer for IT law and the National Law School University in India (Bangalore), the WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar, Germany), the University of Cologne and at Columbia University (NY/Paris). He is the inhouse lawyer (Justiziar) for VOICE e.V.

Clients of the firm recommend him as a lawyer who "gets the deal done".

JUVE, 2020

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I assist our clients navigate through the challenges that come along the digitalisation roadmap. Many of our clients had to rebuild their IT landscape and legacy IT systems which I have aided, and continue to do so, enabling our clients feeling prepared for the digital era.

As the co-chair of our India Group, I seek to champion the Indo-German relationships, both in the legal profession and in the wider business community. I work with industry groups (such as Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, VDMA, etc), law firms and our great Indian clients to help further develop the Indo-European ties.

One of the best lawyers in Germany for IT law

Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche, 2021

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